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The live in appalling conditions.
  shockingly terrible or horrible
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  • The live in appalling conditions.
  • She has scheduled a news conference to respond to the appalling accusations.
  • Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only for wallowing in.
    Katherine Mansfield
  • This is a terrible business, an appalling business.
    Forster, E. M.  --  Howards End

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  • How often was he appalled by some shrub covered with snow, which, like a sheeted specter, beset his very path!
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • It was appallingly complicated.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • One, with his chin propped on his knees, stared at nothing, in an intolerable and appalling manner:
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • An appalling loneliness came over him.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • (appalled) You mean don’t dance?
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • The young bush pilot was properly appalled by the imminent prospect of birth.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name

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  • "Appalling," said Frances.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • "Where’d you get that appalling tie?" she said.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I step away, appalled at myself when I see the terror in her eyes.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • I am simply appalled!
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Silvia looked appalled.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • Elise sounded appalled.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • No," he said, appalled.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Mark only realized that he’d stopped, appalled by what was happening around him, when Lana yelled at him to keep moving.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Claire looked appalled.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Larry, my parents, my brother, my grandparents they all stood by me the entire way, though they were appalled and ashamed by my heretofore hidden criminal past.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • With single-minded voracity they waded into their breakfast while Angeline watched them tolerantly, making no attempt to correct their appalling manners.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Lalla’s son Noel was most appalled by her.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • You have a chance to do the right thing, to make up for your parents’ appalling crime."
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • "I guess it’s a good thing we don’t have to do this too often," he had said, catching my appalled expression.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Meg looked appalled.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The children looked at one another, appalled.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Slowly Kit pieced together the details of what seemed to her an appallingly dull history.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Inigo said, appalled.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • As a punishment for her appalling behavior she has promised that she will say it was her who put it in the washing machine.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • Miss Crocker echoed, appalled by such temerity.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Appallingly, Mrs Whatsit’s voice was cold.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • "If it’s any comfort to you, Mrs. Wexler," Judge Ford remarked with biting dignity, "I am just as appalled by our purported relationship."
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • At first, I’m appalled.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Merrick was appalled by her.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • And Mrs. Grote, coming upon the appalling scene, cast her out.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • I chose my second most appalling outfit for today’s endeavors—more black on black, because that’s really all I have anyway.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Richard, Prophet, Jasper, and the twins not only were untouched by the twenty-six letters of the alphabet, they were appallingly lacking in other skills too.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • "But the food situation in this place is appalling," Indar said.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Her maladroit fumblings appalled her, and once she burst into tears when, trying to squeeze out some cosmetic lotion from an ordinary plastic tube, she applied such careless force that the stuff gushed out all over her and ruined a new dress.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I think he is very beautiful, with his brown skin and brilliant white teeth and his dark appalled eyes.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • I stared at her with a look I hoped spoke appalled shock.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • I asked, fascinated and appalled.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • He seemed appalled that I had even asked.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Appalled, Iona pushed to her feet.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Flora’s father would have been appalled.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Also, she wore black, which appalled me, as though her son were already dead.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Louie swam in the lakes, ate appalling quantities of food, and socialized.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Beside the pool his sinewy body held up a mask that drew their eyes and appalled them.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • She’ll be too appalled by the conditions in there.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • But this appalling noise, these groans and screams penetrate, they penetrate everywhere.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
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